Friday 24 July 2015

"Deck the halls with boughs of holly

...............fa, la, la, la, la, la la, la, la."

Gosh, I couldn't get that line out of my mind whilst making today's card, which was made with a couple of few challenges in mind:

Winter Wonderland - 'Traditional Christmas colours'

Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #238 - 'Spots and/or stripes'

Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for July - always 'Anything Goes'

as well as, Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for July- just use patterned paper
I used:

- A6 white card blank

- SU's 'Real Red' snippet as a backing layer

- diagonally striped paper from Dovecraft's 'Back to Basics Christmas - Modern' paper stack

-pre-coloured image from LOTV's Art Pad Set 14 'Festive Foliage' - die cut using a Tonic Studios round die from a set of 14. I totally LOVE that set of dies, they graduate up in size beautifully close together and, as yet, I've always managed to find the perfect fit!

- the teeny label, which comes from LOTV's  Set 32 'Christmas Sentiment Tags' was stamped using a Memento 'Cottage Ivy' dye ink pad and then 'fussy cut'

- the label was attached on top of the holly wreath using little snips of thin sticky pad and then I added a dark green Josy Rose nail head to look like a brad

Writing this post took almost as long as it did to make not just the one but another card exactly the same as well :)



  1. Lovely traditional Christmas card, Di. Beautiful! xx

  2. Love this LOTV holly wreath. You UK folks always manage to have the prettiest toppers from LOTV, and then use them so effectively. The striped paper & red mat sets off the colors of the wreath so wonderfully...and that tiny tag is just the most perfect sentiment. Love this ...good for you at being able to play in so many challenges! TFS & big hugs.

  3. Well done! 2 more for the Xmas Box

  4. Oh good grief I'll have that in me head all day now! Lovely boughs of holly, hope you've saved one for Rudolph day ! Xxx

  5. Adorable! The diagonally stripes match so well with this lovely wreath and the tag is a touch of beauty.

  6. This LOTV holly wreath image is so pretty Di and the diagonal striped paper works really well as a background. I love the little tag with the faux brad too. x

  7. A lovely festive make for your "ready" box.

    Have a great weekend. xxx

  8. Great card and love the LOTV image and some super papers, certainly fits the bill for Traditional Christmas colours.

    Kath x

  9. A lovely Christamssy card , I love the striped paper, and the little sentiment tag adds a nice finishing touch to the lovely holly wreath.
    Jean x

  10. Loving the colours here. I have that background paper and love it too. You always have the greatest toppers and manage to cut them into fab shapes too!

  11. Thanks for entering all of my Craftyhazelnut's challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

  12. Really festive card - perfect!

  13. This is so gorgeous!! That image is stunning (and now that I see it is from LOTV I know why!) And I love the paper you paired it with. Thanks for playing with CHNCC2. (Sorry I'm so late in commenting)

  14. hi
    Such a lovely creation! Thanks for joining us at CHCC
    hugs Lisbeth


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